Setting Up a Group

Information and guidance on how to set up your own community group, charity, or CIC.

We can also help to support and guide you through this process. 

If you would like some personalised support please email us -


NCVO are the membership community for charities, voluntary organisations and community groups in England. Together, they champion voluntary action.

They have been here for over 100 years. They have over 17,000 members, made up of all causes, shapes and sizes. From big charities to local sports clubs.

Their members are at the heart of everything they do. They exist to make your life easier – so you can focus on changing people’s lives and making our communities stronger and more resilient.

Free membership for small organisations

Join for free if your annual turnover is less than £30,000



NCVO - Setting up

Click HERE for NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organsiations) for guidance on the following:

  • Deciding to set up a new charity
  • Choosing your legal structure
  • Understanding charity status and registration
  • Understanding social enterprise
  • Charity Governing documents, and what they should include

NCVO - Running a charity - click HERE

NCVO - Guidance - click HERE

NCVO - Involving Volunteers - click HERE

NCVO - Funding and Info - click HERE

NCVO - Strategy and Impact - click HERE

NCVO - Safeguarding - click HERE

NCVO - Digital and Technology - click HERE

NCVO - Closing a charity down - click HERE